Capable of controlling home automation devices, playing video games or supporting applications, this new monitor designed by Samsung is even smarter.
Despite a shower of cancellations at CES 2022, Samsung continues to play the leading figures of a show decidedly adrift this year. The Korean giant presented this weekend its é32-inch 4K M8 display, an imposing intelligent monitor, with a decidedly very promising technical sheet.
Like the rest of Samsung’s Smart Monitor range, the M8 (M80B) will allow easy connection to the brand’s smartphones equipped with DeX functionality. Available in particular on devices in the Galaxy S range, and in particular on the next Galaxy S22, this option offers the user an experience similar to a desktop computer, directly from their smartphone. All without having to multiply wired connections.
Thinner than the previous models at only 11.4 mm thick, the Smart Monitor M8 will mainly offer a integrated SlimFit camera, able to be fixed anywhere around the screen thanks to its magnetic attachment. Used alone, the M8 will also offer several handy native features, such as support for video chat applications, or even the application. SmartThings IoT Hub, which will map and control the various surrounding connected devices.
For productivity enthusiasts, the M8 monitor should also include the new functionality WorkSpace, which will bring together several web services, starting with Microsoft 365, which now offers special rates for users of pirated copies.
For gamers finally, Samsung has confirmed that it would be possible to turn the monitor into cloud gaming station thanks to the Game Home feature. The M8 will not only be able to broadcast games via streaming services, but also serve as a connection point to wireless controllers. No name has been confirmed, but it’s a safe bet that Google Stadia will be among the compatible services.
For now, the company has not released a price or release date. However, we can already expect a steep bill, probably above the € 400 mark. On the connectivity side, we also have little information, only a 65W USB-C port having been confirmed.